Saving Earth

Today, May 20, is World Bee Day. Today we seek to raise awareness about the importance of bees and other pollinating insects for the sake of the planet’s ecological health and our human survival. Try to imagine a world without bees.

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New UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration offers unparalleled opportunity for job creation, food security and addressing climate change

The UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration, declared today by the UN General Assembly, aims to massively scale up the restoration of degraded and destroyed ecosystems as a proven measure to fight the climate crisis and enhance food security, water supply and biodiversity.

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'You did not act in time': Greta Thunberg's full speech to MPs

Read the full text of the speech Greta Thunberg gave to MPs at the Houses of Parliament.

My name is Greta Thunberg. I am 16 years old. I come from Sweden. And I speak on behalf of future generations.

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60 Minutes swarmed by mosquitoes ... in Siberia?

In Soviet gulags, guards used to use mosquitoes to torture prisoners. During a recent summer reporting trip to Siberia, a 60 Minutes team found out why.

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Biodiversity loss accelerates with 1 million species at risk of extinction, UN report finds

People are putting nature in more trouble now than at any other time in human history, with extinction looming over 1 million species of plants and animals, scientists said Monday.

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Featured Website: earthday.org

The biggest lesson from the first Earth Day: When we come together, the impact can be monumental.

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PARENTING THE CLIMATE-CHANGE GENERATION

Kids are taking over the streets in other countries, rallying and chanting and refusing to go to school one day a week.

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This Is the First Picture of a Black Hole — And That's a Big, Even Supermassive, Deal

A picture of a black hole is one of those great, self-negating concepts, like the sound of silence, the presence of absence or the lives of the dead. The nature of one refutes the other. But a picture of a black hole has arrived nonetheless — revealed Wednesday morning in simultaneous press conferences held in six different locations around the world.
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CLIMATE 100

THE WORLD'S MOST INFLUENTIAL PEOPLE IN CLIMATE POLICY

At a time when young people everywhere are marching to demand action on climate, it's more important than ever to celebrate and support those with the most power to act: the people driving tangible policy change.

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World's food supply under 'severe threat' from loss of biodiversity

The world’s capacity to produce food is being undermined by humanity’s failure to protect biodiversity, according to the first UN study of the plants, animals and micro-organisms that help to put meals on our plates.
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